World Rugby and Sports Travel & Hospitality (STH) have announced the appointment of local and global official travel agents (OTAs) who will deliver travel packages for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco.
The domestic travel programme will be operated by USA Eagles Tours, which is serving as North America’s official tour operator. STH will operate the global travel programme through the appointment of 10 leading agents from 10 nations and territories following a comprehensive selection process.
Travelling fans planning to attend what will be the biggest sevens tournament of the year in San Francisco’s iconic AT&T Park will have the opportunity to purchase official tour packages including tickets, travel and accommodation from OTAs at www.rwcsevens.com/supportertours.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “What could be more exciting or offer a superior overall experience for a traveling fan than to stage Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco? With rugby at its heart, a trip to the Bay Area in July 2018 could really be the holiday of a lifetime.
“To get you there and make sure everything runs smoothly will be STH and a group of expert official travel agents who will take care of all the details, allowing you to enjoy every minute of the trip.”
USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne said: “Making sure that all fans visiting from across the globe are well taken care of is paramount for us. By partnering with STH and USA Eagles Tours, we’re giving supporters the opportunity to avoid travel planning and streamline their sevens experience in San Francisco. This is going to be a huge event, we want fans to enjoy themselves with a stress-free experience and enjoy all that the City by the Bay has to offer.
“STH and USA Eagles Tours provide an amazing service in curating specialised tour packages so we were thrilled to partner with them as the official tour provider. I have great confidence they will build an amazing experience in San Francisco for our fans and help us meet our ticket sales goals.”
Tickets for RWC Sevens 2018 are now on sale and have been proving very popular with local sports fans in the Bay Area as well as those coming from other parts of North America and abroad.
The complete list of OTAs is as follows:
• JTB Corp
UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore and India
For more information about supporters' tours, click here.